Published: Mon, August 14, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Drunken US Tourist Gives Punch Nazi Salute in Germany Bar

Drunken US Tourist Gives Punch Nazi Salute in Germany Bar

A drunk American tourist learned this the hard way when he copped a punch in the gob after making a Nazi salute in a bar in Dresden.

The U.S. tourist was slightly injured, the report said, adding that a test by the police showed that the Hitler-salute giver had alcohol blood level of 0.276 percent.

His attacker fled the scene and is being sought for causing bodily harm.

The incident occurred about 8:15 a.m. Saturday as the man left a cafe called Europe in the Neustadt district of Dresden, police said in a statement.

It's the second time in August that tourists have gotten themselves into legal trouble for giving the Nazi salute.

The American citizen - whose identity is now being withheld - is being investigated for violating German law that strictly forbids the use of Nazi symbols.

Last week, two Chinese tourists were arrested in Berlin for performing the banned salute in front of the city's parliament building.

The man could face up to three years in prison as punishment in Germany for expressing Nazi symbols, although courts typically settle on fines for a first offense. Germany outlawed the salute after World War II, along with Holocaust denial and other symbols and signals associated with the Nazis.

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